Remembering the Columbia Crew

1

February 1, 2013 3:30 PM by Wade Blogs

FILE PHOTO Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster Anniversary

Fox News – On Feb. 1, 2003, space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas while returning from a 16-day trip to space.

The accident killed six Americans and Israel’s first astronaut. They were returning home from a science mission, just minutes from landing in Florida. An investigation board later determined the cause was damage to the wing that occurred during liftoff.

After the incident, the shuttles were grounded for more than two years, and resumed flying with more safety features in place, before ultimately being retired in 2011.

While we are 99% about fun and jokes on B-Minus Blogs, we do like to take the time to remember the past. Today, February 1, ten years ago the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over the state of Texas as it returned home from a mission. Not going to get into it really. 6 Americans and 1 Israeli were lost too soon.

Commander Rick Husband;
Pilot William McCool; Kalpana Chawla;
Michael Anderson;
Dr. Laurel Clark;
Dr. David Brown; and
Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli in space.
They left behind grieving loved ones, including 12 children now aged 15 to 32.

God bless the brave men and women who risk their life to explore the vast frontier of space.

Advertisements

One thought on “Remembering the Columbia Crew

  1. Great work! That is the type of info that should be shared
    across the web. Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this submit upper!
    Come on over and talk over with my web site .

    Thanks =)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow us and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Older Posts

%d bloggers like this: